by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 195thMost Cheerful Citizens: 198thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 219th
The Herpetological Empire of
New York Times Democracy
I took a calculated risk, but boy am I bad at math.
Emperor Kraah
Communications Officer
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population45.958 billion

CapitalPalaai City
LeaderEmperor Kraah
FaithOrder of Rraag

AnimalSwamp Newt

The Herpetological Empire of Sakkra is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Kraah with a fair hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 45.958 billion Sakkrans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Environment is also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palaai City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Sakkran economy, worth an astonishing 15,982 trillion Teeth a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 347,770 Teeth, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Artists attempt to convince the Hardship Fund that their unmade bed is a masterpiece, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, builders across Sakkra are blocked up with orders for new public loos, and monocled merchants with funny accents are applying for Sakkran citizenship in droves. Crime is totally unknown. Sakkra's national animal is the Swamp Newt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Order of Rraag.

Sakkra is ranked 48,416th in the world and 5th in The Vast for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 3,378.47 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Largest Populations: 195thMost Cheerful Citizens: 198thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 219thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 228thLargest Publishing Industry: 251stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 253rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 259thHighest Economic Output: 284thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 435thHighest Disposable Incomes: 436thSmartest Citizens: 494thMost Cultured: 748thLeast Corrupt Governments: 781stHealthiest Citizens: 827thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 854thMost Developed: 1,004thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,027thHighest Food Quality: 1,029thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,077thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,150thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,154thBest Weather: 1,217thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,499thHighest Average Incomes: 1,822ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,918thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3,352ndRudest Citizens: 3,628thMost Efficient Economies: 4,546thMost Inclusive: 4,771stMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,896thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,251stMost Secular: 6,668thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,120thSafest: 7,183rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,309thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,127thLowest Crime Rates: 11,761stTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,615thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,136thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,097thMost Pacifist: 21,225th
Best Weather: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sakkra's influence in The Vast rose from "Nipper" to "Handshaker".
  • : Sakkra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Sakkra relocated from Lazarus to The Vast.
  • : Sakkra was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Sakkra ceased to exist in The Vast.
  • : Sakkra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments, Highest Economic Output, Most Scientifically Advanced, Highest Average Incomes, and Most Developed.
  • : Sakkra's influence in The Vast rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Sakkra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.
  • : Sakkra's influence in The Vast rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Sakkra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.